Pre Black Friday shopping

By now I’m sure everyone is aware I’m crazy in love with the Tory Burch brand. Mostly her iconic shoes and flats but also recently her boots. One other thing I love about Tory Burch is the customer service. Three years ago this week I took my first nervous steps into the Tory Burch boutique in Scottsdale Arizona. I was looking to buy myself a pair of her Reva flats. I was not sure what to expect for a reaction from the sales associates in this high end boutique with me, a guy, looking to buy a pair of these Reva flats for myself.  Long story short the sale associate and I became friends.   She wanted me to email her if there was anything I needed or just to say hello.  Sadly a few months after meeting her she was planning on making a career move and going to be leaving Tory Burch.  I still talk to her a couple times a year. One amazing thing she did for me before she left was pass me off to one of her coworkers who I now deal witH OK. I’m finally getting around to talking about what the title of this post is.  Pre Black Friday shopping.   My new sales associate in Scottsdale takes very good care of me.  So does my other amazing sales associate in my hometown of Calgary, who I will post about soon.  For the past two years my Scottsdale SA knows I’ll be in town and like to take advantage of the Black Friday sale.  Not wanting to see me have to “battle” the other crazy BF shoppers she wants me to come in before Black Friday so I can try on and find everything I might want.  On November 24th I did just that.  After trying on several different pairs of flats and boots I painstakingly narrow it don’t to just 2 pairs.  (I’m still on a budget 🙂  The two pairs I decided on were the classic black patent Carolines  and the almond colour Marlene riding boots. image image

i hope this doesn’t come off as sounding creepy but when I arrived at the Scottsdale Fashion Plaza I browsed around for sometime before stopping at the Tory Burch boutique.  During that time I notice three separate women that were wearing these exact Carolines and they looked amazing.  I think this effected my decision to get them.

  image   image image image   I was happy they had the boots in my size and they were also already on sale plus another 25% off for Black Friday.  What a deal.  I had only bought these same boots in black just a couple months earlier (also on sale) but because I live in a climate that is cold in the Winter, another pair of classic riding boots makes sense. image imageimage image   image DSC05244 To wrap it up, it seems there a lots of retail places starting there Black Friday sale on the Monday before US Thanksgiving.  For me this is great news.  While I think the craziness behind Black Friday is awesome, I don’t want to be part of it. i will be adding more pictures to this post of how I style both the boots and the flats. Are you doing any Black Friday shopping?


8 thoughts on “Pre Black Friday shopping

  1. Vanessa Jhoy

    Hi Brian! I hope all is well, I was just thinking about you the other day because I invested in my first Tory Burch purse (also due to a BF sale)! We’ve been virtually connected due to the fabulous TB brand 🙂 The review will be posted on Monday. My Caroline’s are still holding strong, a little scuffed at the bottom due to wear and tear, but still looks as good as new. I’m glad you made the investment! Enjoy your Caroline’s and your boots btw are super fab, I love them! Have a great day

    -Vanessa Jhoy


    1. ToryBri Post author

      Thanks Vanessa. That’s cute that you thought of me when you were buying your TB purse. 😀. I thought of you and your review too when I was buying these Carolines. I can’t believe I’ve overlooked these Carolines in the past, they are stunning. Glad to hear yours are still holding out. Wow, I can’t believe you’ve had yours for 2 1/2 years already. Time flies.

      Look forward to seeing your purse review.


  2. Jean of all Trades

    I’m so glad you’re so well taken care of at both stores. The flats are great, but I’m especially drawn to the boots. I’m glad you’ve branched out! And I don’t think it’s creepy that you got your fashion cues from others. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as they say. I’ve done that a lot. I see something I like on someone and incorporate into my own wardrobe with my own personal flair. I think that’s one of the reasons so many of us look around on blogs 🙂

    Looking fine, my friend!


    1. ToryBri Post author

      Thanks, after years of only buying flats I had a great opportunity to pick up my first pair of Tory boots. I’ve own boots before but nothing like these. After getting the black pair I would have never guessed I’d have a brown/almond pair so soon. Glad you like them.

      Glad you didn’t think it was creepy that I bought my Carolines after seeing a few other women also wearing them. Truth be told, the first time I ever saw a women wearing a pair of Revas I knew someday I’d also have a pair. Although it took almost five years from the tie I first saw them till the time I bought my first pair.



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